Volunteer to Facilitate Community Outreach and Professional Development

APEGA is committed to supporting the Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists of today and tomorrow. Ranging from K-12 initiatives to local Professional Member Induction Ceremonies, our events are enjoyable opportunities to reach out to other members and to the public. Work with our Outreach and Events teams to engage with a variety of audiences through APEGA's many fun events.

Science Olympics Volunteers

Engage with University Students and New Graduates

When you volunteer to share your valuable knowledge and experience with the young adults preparing for their entry into the industry, you can encourage the upcoming new professionals toward their best selves and have a lasting impact on their careers. Human Resources professionals and members with hiring experience are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

  • Volunteers needed: 50+

    Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event, where you will review and critique resumes for students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them create a resume to start them on their professional path.

    This event is designed to give students instant feedback on the content of their resumes. Professional volunteers are given just a few minutes per round to look over a student’s resume and provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume.

    Please Note: Volunteer Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants will be contacted as events are scheduled.

    Event Dates

    Applications accepted all year
    Calgary DateApplications accepted all year
    Edmonton DatesApplications accepted all year

    Qualifications

    • P.Eng., P.Geo., or Human Resources professional
    • Experience in reviewing resumes in a professional hiring capacity
    • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
    • Comfortable speaking with students

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  • Accepting ongoing volunteer applications

    Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event, where you will help students practice their interviewing skills. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them succeed in a real job interview.

    Please Note: Volunteer Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants will be contacted as events are scheduled.

    Event Dates

    Applications accepted all year
    Calgary DatesApplications accepted all year
    Edmonton DatesApplications accepted all year

    Qualifications

    • P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or Human Resources professional
    • Experience interviewing job candidates in a formal capacity
    • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
    • Comfortable speaking with students

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  • Accepting ongoing volunteer applications

    APEGA sponsors industry mixers for engineering and geoscience students and professionals. Professional engineers and professional geoscientists are invited to mix and mingle with undergraduate and graduate students in the engineering and geoscience departments. These students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply seeking to network.

    Please Note: Volunteer Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants will be contacted as events are scheduled.

    Event Dates

    Calgary DateNo Events Scheduled
    Edmonton DateNo Events Scheduled

    Qualifications

    • P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., E.I.T. , or G.I.T.
    • Pride in the profession of engineering and geoscience
    • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
    • Comfortable speaking with students

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  • Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, engineers-in-training (E.I.T.), and geoscientists-in-training (G.I.T.) are invited to share their expertise, knowledge, and career path by speaking one-on-one with various students for short intervals. Students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply interested in networking.

    Please Note: Volunteer Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants will be contacted as events are scheduled.

    Event Dates

    Calgary DateNo Events Scheduled
    Edmonton DateNo Events Scheduled

    Qualifications

    • P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., E.I.T. , or G.I.T.
    • Pride in the profession of engineering and geoscience
    • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
    • Comfortable speaking with students

    Read about this volunteer opportunity

Support APEGA's Youth Outreach Events

When you volunteer at any of the outreach events that APEGA and the branches organize throughout the year, you help fuel a lifelong interest and passion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields for children and teenagers.

  • Volunteers needed: 350

    The APEGA K-12 Outreach team is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the 2020 APEGA Science Olympics in Calgary. This event is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log continuing professional development (CPD) hours with APEGA.

    CityCalgary
    DatesMay 9, 2020
    VenuesUniversity of Calgary Olympic Oval

    Qualifications

    • Practicing or retired professional member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student member or applicant in engineering or geoscience—non-members with related experience in outreach, education, or STEM fields are encouraged to apply.
    • Experience in managing teams, running events, and working with children are an asset.
    • Previous APEGA Science Olympics experience is preferred.
    • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

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  • APEGA's Lakeland and Vermilion River branches are looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at 2020 APEGA Science Olympics events! These events are a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log professional development hours with APEGA.

    Upcoming Events

    CityLloydminster
    DatesMarch 27, 2020
    VenuesHoly Rosary Tech Warehouse

    Qualifications

    • Practicing or retired professional member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student, or applicant in engineering or geoscience. Non-members with related experience in education, outreach, or STEM fields will be considered.
    • Pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience.
    • Willingness to share knowledge and experience with young people.
    • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

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  • APEGA's Central Branch is seeking volunteers to assist in the planning and execution of the APEGA Science Olympics – Red Deer. Tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Event Promotion
    • Sponsorship
    • Event logistics
    • Leading a challenge on the day of the event

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Practicing or retired professional member, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student member or applicant, in engineering or geoscience. Non-members with related experience in outreach, education, or STEM fields are encouraged to apply.
    • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.

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  • Volunteers needed: 20+ 

    APEGA Branches are looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at local elementary Science Nights. Branch Science Night events will run throughout the school year, so you can choose the volunteer commitment most suitable for you. This is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log professional development hours with APEGA.

    Qualifications

    • Practising or retired professional members, E.I.T., G.I.T., university student members or applicants in engineering or geoscience. Other applicants may be considered, depending on experience.
    • Pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience.
    • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people.
    • Interest in promoting science, engineering, geoscience, math, technology, and related skills/careers to elementary school students and their parents.
    • Comfortable with presenting simple hands-on science activities and demonstrations related to the Alberta curriculum.

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  • Volunteers needed: 15 

    The APEGA Outreach Team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with K-12 students. Volunteers will be asked to visit K-12 classrooms in their region or connect with classrooms virtually to act as subject matter experts. Specific topics will relate to the science or math curriculum students are learning in school, and will vary based on the requests that we receive. Successful applicants can be located anywhere in Alberta.

    Qualifications

    • Practising or retired Professional Member, E.I.T., or G.I.T with industry experience. Non-members will be considered depending on experience.
    • Takes pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience.
    • Willingness to share knowledge and experience with young people.
    • Interested in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in K-12.
    • Experience public speaking in an engaging way to audiences of varying backgrounds.

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Facilitate Career Development and Share Soft Skills

When you volunteer to lead and support professional development events, you give new and future members access to the critical skills they need for the current job market and their careers. Human Resources professionals and members with hiring experience are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

  • Volunteers needed: Accepting applications for April 2020

    We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming APEGA Annual General Meeting and Professional Development (PD) Conference, which brings together delegates from across Alberta and beyond with a stimulating program that speaks to the future of engineering and geoscience. As a dynamic volunteer, you will be introducing the presenters of a PD session at the conference, as well as helping out with housekeeping tasks, such as attendee registration.

    Date: April 2020 (2 different dates)

    Qualifications

    • Professional member or member-in-training of APEGA
    • Comfortable with public speaking
    • Dynamic personality with high energy
    • Ability to facilitate discussion

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  • APEGA hosts formal mentoring partnerships between experienced Professional Members and less-experienced members. Regular meetings between pairs support work-related learning and development for Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists.

    Qualifications

    • Be an APEGA Professional Member in good standing

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  • Volunteers needed: 50+

    Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals with formal hiring experience are invited to review students' resumes virtually at a time and place that is convenient to you. The goal is to provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume.

    Qualifications

    • P.Eng., P.Geo., or Human Resources professional
    • Experience in reviewing resumes in a professional hiring capacity
    • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people

    Read about this volunteer opportunity

Support Non-APEGA Community Events

When you volunteer to take part in other events and initiatives around Alberta, you encourage scientific curiosity and new skills for children and adults who may not have had a previous awareness of APEGA or the STEM fields open to them.

  • The Alberta Science Network is recruiting volunteers for their Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program. The program brings science to life for students through hands-on activities and accurate content. This excellent program relies on outstanding volunteers from a wide variety of disciplines and associations such as APEGA. Volunteers offer interactive presentations on topics from the Alberta Science Curriculum at no cost to schools, and share their passion for science and engineering.

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to

    • Inspire the scientists and engineers of tomorrow
    • development their presentation skills
    • enhance their resume
    • Have fun getting kids excited about science!

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  • The University of Calgary Engineering Career Centre is partnering with Ten Thousand Coffees to connect students and new graduates to local professionals, with the goal of facilitating networking opportunities through coffee conversations. Each month, participants will be matched one-on-one and can connect directly through the Ten Thousand Coffees hub.

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    To volunteer for this opportunity, you will need to create a free account in the Schulich School of Engineering hub in order to be matched with students and new grads.

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  • APEGA and Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School are seeking volunteers to support students in enhancing their math and science skills through games, practice, reinforcement, technology and more. Volunteers will focus on increasing students' comfort level with math and science as well as improving their STEM skills.

    Please Note: Volunteers will need a criminal record check along with a Vulnerable Persons Check.

    For more information please contact Jacqueline Homles at [email protected]

For more information, contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at [email protected].